Rogue, Mystique, and the Wonder Twins… err, ummm, I mean Northstar and Aurora by Mark Brooks.
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*Frustrated Sigh* Apparently Morgan Lily has been cast to play a “younger Mystique” in First Class. Only a few problems with this – very little is known about Mystique’s origin, so I’m guessing they’re going to pull stuff out of their ass. Also, being that they hired a 20-something to play Mystique in First Class when she was technically like a century old when she was played by Rebecca Romijn, I’m guessing they won’t put two and two together that Mystique’s origin would’ve happened a VERY long time ago – like almost “Wolverine era” long time ago. R2 and I are praying that Mystique will just transform into a child at some point and this girl will play her, but I seriously doubt it, because Matthew Vaughn and FOX are on a roll! Does anyone out there still have hope for this movie?
Care of Jennifer Lawrence, who will be playing Mystique in the upcoming movie. The Orlando Sentinel (hahah, Sentinel… X-men… I get it) says:
“I had nooo idea. I have been just ignorant of the whole fan base behind these films. I felt like an idiot. I had to call my mom and go, ‘Mom, I don’t KNOW about all this. This is before we’ve even started shooting, and it’s just CRAZY.’
“When I got the part I dedicated a whole day to watching all three movies, and I really liked them. I was still a little worried, because I didn’t really understand the whole mutant thing. But the script cleared some of my questions up, and knowing that James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender were already on board gave me confidence.”
She had meetings with Vaughn and Co. in London this week. Today, it”s “I have to do 12 hours of prosthetics. Oh man. “I have to take Mystique back to the beginning, before she became who we saw later. I don’t know exactly what I can talk about, but this is going to be fun.”
She says the prep work is physical, which knowing Mystique’s image, we can believe. Gym time. How does she look in blue? “NOBODY looks good blue. Well, maybe Zoe Saldana. I am very curious to see how I’m going to come off in that”.
Awesome. Thanks, Fox. Another person that knows NOTHING about the comics playing a character. And “take Mystique back to the beginning”????? Mystique is like 90 years old in the X-Men movies, I don’t think she’d look much different 15 years earlier! Sigh. I’ve given up all hope on this movie.
Mystique has been chosen – Jennifer Lawrence has signed on to play Mystique in X-Men: First Class. “But Carmen, isn’t Mystique super old anyway and uses her power to look younger, so shouldn’t she still just look like Mystique in the X-Men movies?” Quiet, common sense! No one asked you!
In other X-Men: First Class news. Kevin Bacon has signed on as an undisclosed villain – most likely Sinister. Yeah, he’s no Ralph Fiennes.
Of course, more rumors. Model/Actress? Jasmine Dustin had on her twitter account that she was going to audition for Mystique… I don’t know this chick but I know she’s more model than actress, so no thank you. That only works one in a million times (aka Rebecca Romijn). Not feeling this one…
The second rumor is that broadway star Benjamin Walker has been offered a role in X-men: First Class. No word on what the role is, but rumblings point to either a young Henry McCoy/Beast or Sean Cassidy/Banshee. He looks much more like Hank to me! Thoughts?
The newest rumors are that Rosamund Pike, who was being rumored earlier for Emma Frost (who has no business in First Class) is actually up for the part of Moira McTaggert – Professor X’s ex-squeeze. I don’t know how I feel about this until I hear her Scottish accent. If she doesn’t do a good “Chahhhles,” then pass!
The second rumor is that Fox has Amber Heard in mind for a young Mystique. No word as to weather this will be a movie X-Men looking Mystique or one that looks more like the comics. I don’t know this girl’s acting ability, so you guys need to weigh in – is this a good pic? the only problem I have is that she looks very young. While this is First Class, Mystique is a lot older than the X-Men and is said to use her power to cover her age and also have a power that helps her to not age more recently. So Mystique NOW could be 100 years old, meaning Mystique 20 years ago wouldn’t necessarily look so young. Maybe I’m over-thinking it. Thoughts?